Clubs & Amenities


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Sunland Village East - North Entrance

A residential 55+ community.

Office Area

Our office is located on the corner of Farnsworth Drive and Lakewood (2145 S. Farnsworth) in Mesa, AZ

Golf Club

Enjoy playing our superbly conditioned, executive length 18 hole golf course.

Meeting Facilities

Within our community we have several meeting and activity rooms available for Clubs and private parties.

Lakes and Landscaping

The lakes and landscaping within SVE are beautifully maintained.

Recreation Areas

In addition of our softball field we have many other areas set aside for community recreation.

Swimming Pools

There are swimming and therapy pools and spas in both the north and south areas of our community.


In addition to a large tennis facility, SVE has shuffleboard, billiard rooms and pickleboard courts, to name just a few.

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Homeowners Association

  • Join us for BINGO every Sunday evening - 6:00 pm - SVE Auditorium
  • Read the SVE Outlook to keep current on community events.
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Clubs and Groups

Current contact Information for each Club/Activity can be found in the SVE Outlook Newsletter under Sunland Village East Activity List

Cactus Chicks - Women's Billiards
Billiard Club  (details)
Wednesday Superstition League & 8 Ball
Thunderbird League - 8 Ball
Superstition Senior  (details)
"500" Cards Euchre
Bridge Social  (details) Hand & Foot  (details)
Bunco Pinochle
Cribbage Practice Bridge  (details)
Duplicate Bridge Men's Pinochle
Mah-Jong Mixed Poker
Ladies Poker Men's Poker
Mexican Train (details)
Ladie's Texas Hold'em

Men's Texas Hold'em
Cabaraet Dances
"The Oasis" Happy Hour Dance
Sunsationals Tap Dance Club  (details)
Line Dance
GOLF  (details)
Couple's Golf Village 9ers
Ladies Golf Men's Golf
Aerobics (floor)   (details) Water Exercise-North Pool
Exercise Rms & Equipment (details) Water Exercise-South Pool
Fitness Club    Yoga, Yogalates, Chair Aerobics
Massage Therapist Saturday Stretch
SVE Artists  (details) Quilting / Sunland Stitchers (details)
Ceramics   (details) Stained Glass
Knitting Water Colors
Lapidary / Silversmithing  (details) Wood Carving  (details)
Open Painting Wood Shop   (details)
Bocce Ball   (details) Shuffleboard  (details)
Golf Club  (details) Volley Ball (details)
Horseshoes  (details) Tennis Club  (details)
Softball  (details) Trail Blazers Hiking Club (Hiking and Walking Club)
Pickleball (details) Water Volleyball  (details)
Ping Pong  (details)  
AARP Instructor
Bingo  (details)
Ladies Luncheon
Bible Study (Men's)  
Book Club  
Canada Committee  
Chapel Study (details)  
Computer Club  (details) (Club Web Site)  
Dog Club  (details  
Drama Group  
Friendship Circle  (details)  
Genealogy  (details)  
Jam Session  (details)  
Library Committee  (details)  
Neighborhood Watch  (details)  
Pancake Breakfast  
Red Hat Society  (details)  
Singles Club  
Veteran's Club  (details)  
Village Chapel  


Low Impact Floor Aerobics - MONDAY-WEDNESDAY –FRIDAY Oakwood Room, Palo Verde Bldg.  - 7:30 to 8:30, Saturday Stretching from 7:30 to 8:30

Professional Instructors - $3 per class 

September through May

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Artist Club    

SVE Artists Club provides the opportunity for residents of our village to enjoy many different fine art mediums.  We encourage art through our classes, demonstrations, field trips and participation in the Arts and Craft Show each spring and fall.    Stop by the Arts and Crafts room to visit any group and check out our schedule on the door.

Questions... Contact Eloaine Dube', Instructor - 984-6491
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Among many activities offered here in our Village, billiards is one of the most popular.   Our teams travel to various parks here in the East Valley where we play in competition.  At 8:00 AM every Saturday, we have a pool Shoot Out that is open to all players, both men and women.  Open play for men is every Tuesday and Thursday at 8:00 AM and women open play is at 12:30 PM the same days.  We are located next to the SVE Association Office in the north activity area and access can be obtained with your SVE activity card.  Join us and become acquainted with your neighbor.

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Bingo is played every Sunday evening, beginning at 6:00 pm, in the SVE Auditorium.  No person under the age of 18 may purchase packets, play games or claim prizes.  Prize money will vary during the year based on attendance.  Sunland Village East Bingo is played in accordance with the Arizona State Revenue rules and regulations, which are available on the premises along with the prominent display of the SVE Bingo license.
 The SVE Bingo Committee Thanks You for Playing "Bingo" with us!  For more info, contact the Bingo Committee:  480-986-9822 - or - 480-313-7033

Bocce Ball

Our Bbocceocce Ball is a version of Italian Lawn Bowling except that we play on carpeted courts.  We have our four courts located just east of the Mesa Verde Room.  Fro the first week in January to the last week in March we have organized league play.  Men play on Mondays, women on Tuesday and mixed coupl;es play on Thursdays and Fridays.  Wednesdays are reserved for open play.  Starting time is always 9:30 a.m.  From April until the end of Novcember we have open play on Mon day through Friday in the evening.  Our courts are lighted for nightr play.  Check the "Outlook" or community e-mails for start time or contact information.  In addition to playing the game, we are also involved with tournaments that include teams from other parks, fund-raising and other social activities.  All residents of Sunland Village East are invited to participate in our open play and to join our club.
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  Bowlers of all skill levels are encouraged to have fun and enjoy the sport and fellowshbowling2.pngip of bowling.  The Superstition Senior Mixed Bowling League bowls at Mesa East Lanes on Monday at 3:30 PM for 19 weeks, October through March.  Each year 16 teams are made up randomly form the membership list.  The teams are assigned at the beginning of each season.  At the end of each season. there is a bowling banquet.


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Wednesday Night Practice Bridge is underway.  This  is the perfect place to hone your skills without serious tournament play. No scolding is allowed and  a fun night of practice bridge is guaranteed.  7 PM every Wednesday in the small card room.

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Card Clubs

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Hand & Foot    

Hand & Foot Card Club meets every Wednesday 12:30 P.M. in the Mesa Verde Room. 
Contact the following for more information:
Contact:  "Chris" Van Driel     984-7690      Annette Hunt         984-0466

Mexican Train

    Every Thursday - 12:30 pm
    Rosewood Room
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Classes with our instructor are Monday and Tuesday mornings from 9:00 to noon.  The classes are fun and you don't have to be experienced to do ceramics.  Many of our members had never done ceramics before they joined us.

We also have many items for sale in the ceramic room that make nice last minute gifts.  Please stop by and check us out.  For more information, contact Sue Hensley, 480-462-9694.

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churchThe Village Chapel is a nondenominational ministry operated for and by residents of Sunland Village East.  It was started in 1990 by a group of SVE residents and is currently under the leadership of Paster Koerselman.

Our objective is to glorify the Lord, teach Biblical truth and provide a place of worship with our neighbors.  We meet for worship and fellowship in the SVE Auditorium each Sunday at 9 AM and for Bible Study in the Oakwood Room at the Palo Verde Building on Tuesdays at 7 PM from November through March. 

Worshipers unable to attend regular worship service on Sunday morning my attend remotely via "streaming."  Visit our website,, for more information.

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Dog Club - "Dogs 'R Us"   

dogThe purpose of the Club is to enhance the enjoyment of dog ownership by Sunland Village East residents by engaging in shared human-canine activities; to promote responsible dog ownership by its members; and to foster and improve the relationship between SVE HOA dog owners and non-dog owners.  The club’s membership is open to all dog owners and non-dog owner residents of Sunland Village East who subscribe to the purposes of the club.    Club meetings are normally held on the 3rd Saturday of each month - 10 am, November through April, with the Annual Meeting being held in March of each year.  The location of the meeting will be in the Mesa Verde building unless otherwise notified .  


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Exercise Room & Equipment

treadmillExercise Equipment Rooms can be found near both the North and South swimming pools.  The North room has equipment located in two areas on either side of the pool.  The South pool has equipment located in the Fitness building on the East side of the pool.  The Exercise Rooms are available to all SVE adults over the age of 18. 

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Friendship Group

All ladies who live in Sunland Village East and who attend Our Savior's Lutheran Church on Ellsworth are welcome to join us.

The Sunland Village East Friendship Group meets the second Wednesday morning of every month at 9:30 AM in the Mesa Verde Room in Sunland Village East.

We have an active group and enjoy our time together.  Our main purpose is for friendship and support for one another. Come and join us and you will have the opportunity to meet and become friends with some very nice ladies.  We also have a charitable project each year.

We open and close our meeting with devotions and prayer.  At times, we go together to various restaurants for lunch and we enjoy Christian fellowship with one another.

We look forward to meeting you and welcoming you into our Friendship Group. 

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The Genealogy Club meets on the third Wednesday of the month 9:00AM in the Mesa Verde Room October through April.


At our meetings we often have an author, family historian, genealogist or professional speaker give a presentation on a variety of genealogy topics. 
We have round table discussions
where Club members talk about their research successes and/or failures and what they have accomplished building their familys tree.


We have a fairly extensive library consisting mostly of family history magazines and a few books which contain many articles on how to do different types of research.


A donation of $2 per meeting attended is requested to help defray the Clubs expenses including speakers and the purchase of equipment and reference materials.

The Club’s coordinator is:

                       Gary & Virginia VanValkenburg           



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An 18 hole, semi-private, par 62, green grass course.  The men’s yardage is 3,689 and the women’s yardage is 3,270.  We also offer a Driving Range and Restaurant facility. 


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Business Office phone  


Maintenance Office phone


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The Golf Course is member owned but open for public play.

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Trailblazers walking group walks from November to March every Thursday. For more information see Outlook or call Sharon Batcher 480-824-8435

Trailblazers hiking group hikes from November to April every Tuesday.   For more information see the Outlook or call Connie Bowser 480-306-8047 or Bob Dever 480-456-0253

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"Ringer Time"

Houseshoe pitching is fun and good exercise.  For more information contact Steve Farnsworth, 480-357-9993.


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Jam Session

Like Music - All kinds ?

Gospel, Country, Waltz, two-step, Rock and Roll, boogie, Polka, Old-time from the gay nineties up!  Come to Sunland Village East, Friday Jam Sessions!  Bring bandyour listening ears, dancing shoes, singing voices, or musical instruments.  All are welcome!  Amateurs and professional musicians join together to bring two hours of down home fun, beginning at 12:45 PM on Fridays in the Auditorium.  


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Lapidary - Silversmith Club

THIS CLUB LITTERALLY ROCKS!  SVE Residents are invited and encouraged to drop in to the Lapidary and Silversmith Club workshop in the North Complex and check out the equipment and activities available to them in learning and performing the crafts of "lapidary" and "silversmithing."  Club members are available during all open hours to show you "what to do and how" to perform these skills.  For example, you can make a special necklace or ring for yourself, daughter, or a grandchild and you can repair that favorite piece of jewelry (or we can repair it for you).  October through April meetings are held on the fir4st Tuesday of each month at 9:00 a.m. (unless otherwise posted).  To join the club, annual dues are $20.00.

TO GET YOU STARTED, the Club will furnish the materials for your first ring or pendant project.

The workshop is open Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. 


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The Library contains a variety of media, something for everyone.  You can find all sorts of reading material, from Science Fiction, Romance, Mystery and Biographies, to name a few categories.  We have Large Print books. You’ll also find jigsaw puzzles, DVD’s, Audio and Video tapes. 

libraryAll the material has been donated.  When you find something interesting, books or videos, you are welcome to take it home with you.  When you finish reading or viewing, bring it back and select another, since we operate on an honor system.

The Library is organized according to the type of reading material.  There are books considered to be fiction and also nonfiction.  There are paperbacks as well as hardbacks.  We have Westerns, books in a series, cookbooks, health, hobbies and travel books.  

We have many volunteers who keep the books shelved when books are returned.  In the back area of the library, we have shelving for magazines, a jigsaw puzzle table, and four computers.  The Computer Club updates and maintains the computers.  The SVE library has two areas where you can sit and read a book or just talk to friends.  Stop by and visit this great addition to our Village.

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Neighborhood Watch

 The Neighborhood Watch program is nation wide and locally is directed by the Mesa Police Department.

Neighborhood Watch has proven to be a great crime deterrent and, in SVE, has in addition added considerably to the quality of life by way of building an esprit de corps among our residents.  If you are new to SVE, we highly recommend that you get in touch with your Block Captain.

Block Watch groups are required to have two social functions of some kind each year.   This helps to expand our friendship base, improves our security, and enhances the pleasure of life in SVE - An Active Community at its Best.

We encourage newcomers and long term residents alike to step forward and volunteer to serve as Block Captains and/or Assistants.  An annual turn-over of leadership benefits us all.  The tasks are light and the benefits many.


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  Updated:  11-8-2018

            The SVE Pickleball Club's mission is to promote the growth and enjoyment of pickleball within the SVE community; to ensure the engagement of all players by offering organized recreational and competitive play; and to provide continued development of all players at all skill levels in a fun and sportsmanlike environment.

            The current pickleball courts are located in the South Complex between the pool and the woodshop.  There is a bulletin board at the courts listing the court schedule and all the lessons and activities offered by the Pickleball Club which will officially begin the week of November 12.  The Club offers a variety of play from fun, social play to more competitive play.  Players are self-rated so you can play where you feel most comfortable.

New to pickleball?  Starting the week of November 12, the Club will offer free Beginners' Lessons with loaner paddles so you can try it out and see if this is the new sport for you.  Lessons are on Monday and Wednesday mornings from 11:00 to 12:00 and Thursday evenings at 6:00.  Your only requirement is to wear proper (court) shoes for your own safety and comfortable clothing.  Most people who take the beginners' lessons end up joining the club so that they can take advantage of all the activities offered by club.  You are not required to pre-register for the lessons.

            For more experienced players, Pickleball Club offers its members Intermediate Lessons (skills, strategies and drills) on Tuesdays and Fridays at 11:00 am. The club also offers Round Robin skill-level events for all club members as well as club members' level play every morning.   Monday is Men's Night and we have Ladies' Play on Monday and Wednesday from 1:00 to 3:00.  The courts are open to all residents of SVE at various times during the day and evening.  We do have a "lights out" rule at 9:00 pm. Please consult the bulletin board for these times, or if there is a court available, please just come out and play.

            For more information about joining the club ($25), lessons, and events, please check out our bulletin board at the courts or contact one of our board members.  We invite you to just show up at the courts for beginners' lessons and find out why this is the fastest growing sport in the U.S.  Pickleball is easy to learn and fun to play.  Come join us!

SVE Pickleball Club Board Members:

President:  Christy Vanderhill  (616) 403-5947

Vice-President: Neil Christensen  (320) 212-7037

Secretary:  Paula Henry  (585) 330-7803

Treasurer:  Jan Schuler  (623) 251-8670

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Ping Pong

ping-pongPlayers meet to play Table Tennis or Ping-Pong every Friday from 10 AM to Noon in the Oakwood Room  Summer play is not available.

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Quilters - Sunland Stitchers

To promote interest and training in quilting.
 ●To promote those sewing related activities desired by the membership.
●To provide teachers and teaching aids to the membership.
●To encourage and develop individual creativity
●To encourage activity in the clubs community and charity projects.

Sunland Stitchers



Debb Smith

Vice President

Angie Alkema


Freda Klein



Sue Shanley
Sheila Rithmiller


Mary Lynn Warren

What We Do

Sunland Stitches is a charitable organization.  During 2016 we made donations and contributions to:
East Mesa Baptist Food Bank
Banner Cardon Children's Medical Center
Ryan House
Banner Health Foundation
Mesa Fire Department
House of Refuge
Phillip R.Shumway Child Crisis Center
Helen's Hope Chest
C.A.N. - Church of the Masters
Salvation Army 

When We Meet

We meet twice weekly year around on Monday and Wednesday afternoons in the Oakwood Room from 12:30 - 3:30.  Our business meetings are held on the 1st and 3rd Mondays and programs are presented on the 2nd and 4th Mondays during the winter months.  We do charity sewing on Wednesday afternoons.  We also meet for open sewing Wednesday evenings from 6:00 - 9:00 in the Saguaro Room during the winter months.  Come join us!


Our group has many talented members that share their talents by providing classes throughout the fall/winter season.  Our Class committee keeps us all busy with block exchanges, mystery quilts and classes in the current trends plus other activities to provide interest and variety for all skill levels.  Our Program committee keeps our interest high by scheduling both in-house and outside talent to educate and motivate us all.

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Red Hat Society

The Red Hat Society meets the 4th Wednesday of each month for a tea at 9:30 a.m. in the Mesa Verde Room.  All ladies of SVE are invited to attend.  Just wear your purple outfit with a red hat and join us for a great time of food, fun and fellowship.  Bring your own teacup and teabag.  Refreshments will be provided.
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shuffleboardThe Shuffleboard Club plays every Monday, Wednesday and Saturday mornings with summer hours starting at 9am at the shuffleboard courts just North of the tennis courts.  We play through April or until it gets too hot. All are invited. 


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softballSunland Village East Softball Club
updated 9/14/2015

   The Fall Softball season starts the  last week of October and runs to the middle of December.  During the Fall season, games are played on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday. The Winter Softball Season starts the first week of January and runs to early March.   Both men and Ladies SVE teams will be playing.  During the winter season, men’s teams will be playing every weekday from 8:30 a.m. until mid-afternoon, unless delayed 30-40 minutes for frost on the field.  The ladies team will play only on Mondays and Wednesdays.  All specific game times and teams are posted on the softball bulletin board at the softball field.  For more information please contact Mick Borton, 480-968-8104. (*Please note this date may be changed, if necessary, due to inclement weather)

8/3/2017)  (read here)


Mick Borton


Vice President

Al Ludwig



Evan De Boer



Mark Child


All full-time or part-year residents, male and female, of SVE are eligible to be members of the SVE Softball Club and may participate in activities of the Club or hold a governing position in the Club.

    Softball Club ByLaws     

    Softball Club Constitution

    Softball Club Rules

The softball program, consists of three programs:  Fall, Winter , and Summer

Levels of Play:  A: Highly Competitive, B: Very Competitive, C: Competitive, D: Recreational

Oct-Dec 201

Jan-Mar 201

Apr-Sep 2018


A six team league
Manager:  Mick Borton
Coach:  Bill Meyer
Recreational Level

A three-park league. B level play.  Contact Mick Borton
9-team Ladies league
Contact Marlene Herickhoff

No scheduled leagues at this time. 

The field is available for open play.


A eight team league at SVE

Manager/Coach: Mick Borton
480-968-8104 ,
 Level of Play: B

Eight team, 2 park league
Level B at SVE & SSV
Contact:  Mick Borton

Nine teams including two SVE teams in SOLAR
Recreational level of play
Contact: Larry Herickhoff
480-354-2733 or
651-738-3807 or

Ron Borruso

No scheduled leagues at this time.  The field is available for supervised open play.
Mick Borton


No scheduled leagues at this time. 

 The field is available for open play.

A three-park OUTLAW league
A-level, highly competitive
Contact:  Bill Meyer

9-team Ladies League
Contact: Marlene Herickhoff

No scheduled leagues at this time. 

The field is available for open play.


24 Team league with four levels of competition A,B,C,D
Coaches and Managers: 
Al Ludwig:  480-380-3097
Herb Balk  480-357-8587
at SVE, SSV, VP and CV

A three-park  (SVE,VP and VDO) 10-team league
B-level, of play, 70+
Contact Gordon Smith

No scheduled leagues at this time.  The field is currently being used for supervised open play.

Mick Borton


No scheduled leagues at this time. 


The field is available for open play.

Six-team 75+ league.  A few players under 75 are accepted in this league

Contact: Al Ludwig

No scheduled leagues at this time. 


The field is available for open play.

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Tap Dancers - "The SVE Sunsationals"


The "Sunsationals" Tap Club began in 1990 for seniors that wanted to tap dance.  Now dancers, ages fifties through their eighties dance their way to fun and fitness here at Sunland Village East.  Dance revues are presented every one or two years with the next revue scheduled for March 2020.

Tap dancing is wonderful exercise for the mind and the body.  Dancers have to concentrate on each step as well as remember the sequence of the steps.  Its also a great stress reducer and good for the balance.  Along with keeping the body and mind sharp, members enjoy the friendships they have made through belonging to the group.  New members, men and women, are always welcome.

Classes for beginners and experienced dancers begin in November each year on Tuesday at 9 AM with practice on Friday mornings at 9 AM in the Sunland Village East Auditorium.   

Call Vickie Briscoe, 480-357-3942  for more information.    

Click HERE to visit the Sunsationals Website

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tennisSVE has an outstanding Tennis Club, whose mission is to provide members with fun, fitness and friendship through tennis.  The Club has an excellent program, providing coaching and lessons at all levels, opportunities for league and non-league play, social events and more.  Tennis Club activities include hosting tournaments, league play, practice sessions, scheduled lessons and fun play.  In addition, there are numerous social events and fund-raising projects.  Members find volunteering for the various events and activities a rewarding experience. 

NEW to SVE?  If you are interested in fun, friendship and fitness, plus lots of social activities and delicious dining, come over and join us at the courts.  New members are assigned to a tennis level to match their skill.  You only compete with players at your own level and ability.  The Club offers free lessons for beginners, and has loaner tennis racquets if you need one.  More than half of our members never played tennis before joining the Club.  Lessons for beginners and experienced players begin in November.  Call John Gleason at 480-323-5396 to find your spot on the court. 

Membership is only $50 per year; one of the best values around!  Come to the courts and see for yourself, or talk with one of the ambassadors or officers  listed below.  You’ll be glad you did!

For more information, please visit the Tennis Club website at:

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The Veterans Club meets on the 3rd Wednesday, October through April in the SVE Auditorium.  Social time is from 4:30 pm to 5:00 pm.  A potluck dinner is served at 5:00 pm.  All members are asked to bring a dish or dessert that serves 10-12 people.  The business meeting is immediately after dinner.  We end the evening with musical entertainment or a guest speaker.  Membership is open to all veterans (U.S. & Canadian) residents and non-residents and their spouses.  Club dues are $15.00 per person, per year, paid at your first meeting.  The club hosts the annual SVE Veterans Day event. 

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President – Linda Hayden

Vice President – Jerry Fricke

Secretary – Bill Randall

Treasurer – Cecelia Randall


Honoring our SVE Veterans

Photo Album

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Hours are Monday-Friday at 8 AM to 9 AM, pick up and play.   Meetings and a potluck are the 1st Monday of each month, 5 PM in the Mesa Verde Room. For more information contact Marcia Gregorac, 347-819-6144.

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Water Volleyball

Water Volleyball - North Pool - October through April

Monday and Thursday  2-4 p.m.
Tuesday and Thursday 7-9 po.m.
Saturday  2-4 p.m.

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Wood Carvers

Our group is for anyone who likes to carve.  We meet on Tuesday  and Thursday afternoons from 12:30 to 4:00 PM in the Arts and Craft room at the Main Complex.  We greet new people and also visit with friends.  We have coffee and cookies.  We have a meeting the first Tuesday of each month except in the summer.  We have a good time.  Membership is $10.00 per year.

For more information call: Bob Doeden  480-773-9264

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 For more info, contact Jim Hulbert  541-490-4852
or  Doug Spencer,480-280-0304

Shop Hours:

NOV thru MAR 9-noon & 1 pm - 4 pm (M-T-W-T-F)
APRIL 9am - noon    (M-T-W-T-F)
MAY thru SEPT 9am - noon      (M-W-F)
OCTOBER 9am - noon    (M-T-W-T-F)
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